Senate: Obama officials hamstrung by Russia election attack

 

February 7, 2020

ZACH GIBSON – New York Times file

President Barack Obama. Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr said the Obama administration in 2016 struggled to determine an appropriate response as it became aware of Russian activities.

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration was ill-prepared to handle and failed to respond effectively to Russian interference during the 2016 election, according to a bipartisan congressional report released Thursday. It said officials feared getting caught up in a heavily politicized environment and undermining public confidence in the electoral process.

The Senate Intelligence Committee's report said the U.S. government was "not well-postured" to counter Russian election interference and that Russia's cyberactivities did not cease despite high-level warnings of potential retaliation. The report noted that some Republicans in 2016 were wary of releasing information on the interference.

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